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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.

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Eversheds says CJEU ruling has clarified maternity rights for surrogate parents

Eversheds partner Naeema Choudry has commented on the EU’s decision in two cases concerning surrogate mothers, in which it held that EU law does not require that a mother who has had a baby through a surrogacy arrangement should be entitled to maternity leave or its equivalent. Choudry focused on last year’s issue of maternity […]

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Olswang picks up former Linklaters TMT head in Paris

Olswang has bolstered its Brussels and Paris offices with the hire of former Linklaters TMT head Sylvie Rousseau.  Rousseau, who was a managing associate and head of the TMT practice at Linklaters, left the firm in April 2013. She is registered at both the Brussels and the Paris bar and will operate from Olswang’s offices […]

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Crimea and contract sanctions: a major step backwards?

The crisis in Crimea has led to EU economic sanctions listing Russian individuals involved in Russia’s bid to absorb the peninsula. The aim is to force Russia to change course. Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is reported as saying that the EU has listed different individuals to the US because the EU is bound by the requirement […]

Walker Morris set to speak and exhibit at LGG Weekend School 2014

Walker Morris will be speaking and exhibiting at the LGG Weekend School 2014 at the University of York. David Kilduff, Daniel Newbound, Richard Auton, Caroline Finnett and Elizabeth Wood from the firm will be at the event. Kilduff, head of commercial projects and infrastructure, along with Newbound, an associate in the commercial dispute resolution team, and director Auton […]

One for the Lusophiles

Despite a rocky domestic market, Portuguese firms are spreading their wings internationally. Mozambique and Angola have long been areas of interest for historical reasons, but there have also been forays into Cameroon and East Timor Portugal: First rays of the new rising sun Top-tier Portuguese firm opens doors in East Timor Angola/Mozambique: Power lions Portugal’s […]

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